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A Multitude of Mash Paddles

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Project by KnotCurser posted 06-05-2016 08:03 PM 704 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a VERY long time since I posted any of my new projects and I needed to make myself do so!

I thought I would take the last six Mash Paddles I’ve made for both home-brewers and craft-brewers and create a post. I’ve been SUPER busy as of late making these for folks all over the world!

Seems like more and more people a finally understanding that craft beer and homebrew are far better than that yellow corn juice being forced upon us by the “big guys”. ;-)

I’m having a great time working closely with folks so I can design and then build a custom paddle to their specifications – it’s a blast!

I use all kinds of tools to create these – from hand chisels/carving tools, scroll saw, a CNC Router and even my laser etcher – whatever does the job better!

Pics 1, 3 & 4 are Ash
Pics 2 & 6 are Walnut
Pic 5 is Cherry.

Thanks for reading!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com





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Rick13403

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#1 posted 06-05-2016 08:50 PM

Nice job on the mash paddles. Who would have thought that there would be a market for these things now? I know where I live (central NY state) craft breweries are popping up all over the area. And I’m sure that the home brewers are too. We also used to be big hop growers too.
Rick

-- Rick - DeWalt 788 & Ex21 - www.thescrollerandtoler.com

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ClaudeF

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#2 posted 06-06-2016 08:28 PM

Nice work of all!

Claude

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 06-07-2016 12:18 AM

Very interesting project!

Very well done!

Of course; you get some free samples along with the checks!

I am presuming from the pictures; these are about 6 inches wide 1 inch or so thick and about 4-1/2 to 5 feet long???

-- just rjR

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KnotCurser

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#4 posted 06-07-2016 12:21 AM

Thanks for the kind words!

rjR, I make a few different sized paddles. Most are about 3 1/2” wide and an inch thick. Length ranges from 41” up to 55” tall.

Cheers!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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JoeRPhilly

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#5 posted 06-13-2016 02:39 PM

very nice Bob! what kind of finish do you put on these?

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KnotCurser

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#6 posted 06-13-2016 04:02 PM

JoeRPhilly,

Since my paddles will be used in the production of beer, I only use food-grade mineral oil. I instruct my clients to soak the paddles quickly in boiling water or sanitizer to remove any trace of non-cured oil prior to the first use.

Thanks for asking!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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JoeRPhilly

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#7 posted 06-14-2016 12:58 PM

Thanks Bob – I wanted to make one for a friend and I was concerned with putting any kind of oil on it, but it makes sense that once it’s cured it shouldn’t have much effect on the beer – just didn’t want to ruin any good beer! thx!

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KnotCurser

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#8 posted 06-14-2016 05:20 PM

JoeRPhilly,

Again – please note I stated FOOD SAFE mineral oil and not just any oil…......

You CAN ruin your beer otherwise! Use the stuff you find at your local pharmacy, etc… from the section with the diarrhea medicine. It simply states “Mineral Oil” on the jar/jug.

DON’T USE BABY OIL!!!!!!!!!!

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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